Enceinte fortifiée

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Military Patrimony
  • 14th C
  • Classified
04370 Colmars
The Colmars les Alpes town wall has protected the village since the late 14th century. It was improved several times during the 16th and 17th centuries. Two gates, the Porte de France and the Porte de Savoie, lead into the town.
Colmars has a town wall dating back to the end of the 14th century. An inscription dated 1527, placed above one of the outports, attests that it was improved during the reign of François I. It protected the town from attack and robbery. At the end of the 17th century, during the wars of the League of Augsburg, engineer Niquet, Director of Fortifications for Provence, drew up a plan to raise the town's walls to the same height. He simply took advantage of the medieval enclosure and added...
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Enceinte fortifiée
04370 Colmars
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